Why is it that when people answer the question “What’s the worst thing anyone’s ever said to you?” in the Guardian questionnaire they never say, “You’ve been served”?
The PM is giving the false impression that most of the pain lies in the past.
George Osborne and his ministers once mocked the opposition for the goal they now boast of achieving.
The shadow chancellor remembers that it was fear of "Tory cuts" that handed Labour victory in 2001 and 2005, and denied the Conservatives a majority in 2010.
By accepting vast inequalities of wealth, the political class has acquiesced in the continual erosion of opportunity.
The Lib Dems are desperate to win anti-Tory tactical votes in seats such as Laws's.
Does a "bloodbath" really await Labour, as a new poll gives SNP 43 per cent of the vote share next May, with Scottish Labour's share tumbling to 26 per cent?
By clearly linking a tax to overall spending on the NHS, it can help reconnect voters with the purpose of taxation, but makes healthcare spending vulnerable to macroeconomic shocks and cycles.
The three main party leaders have released their Christmas messages.
This year, all the main parties have been competing over who can curb benefits for migrants the most. Why is this their approach?
The Prime Minister shows contempt for people's concerns about this trade deal.
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